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William Martin "Billy" Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American pianist, singer-songwriter, and composer. Since releasing his first hit song, "Piano Man," in 1973, Joel has become the sixth best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States. His compilation album Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & 2 is the third best-selling album in the United States by discs shipped.

Joel had Top 40 hits in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, achieving 33 Top 40 hits in the United States, all of which he wrote himself. He is also a six-time Grammy Award winner who has been nominated for 23 Grammy Awards throughout his career. He has sold more than 150 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time.

Joel was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (1992), the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1999), and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame (2006). In 2001, Joel received the Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2013, Joel received the Kennedy Center Honors, the nation's highest honor for influencing American culture through the arts. With the exception of the 2007 songs "All My Life" and "Christmas in Fallujah," Joel stopped writing and releasing pop/rock material after 1993's River of Dreams. However, he continues to tour, and he plays songs from all eras of his solo career in his concerts.

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Billy Joel, Carlos Santana receive Kennedy Center Honors

Billy Joel, Carlos Santana receive Kennedy Center Honors

Tom Morello and Rufus Wainwright pay tribute to the musicians in Washington, DC

  • Dec 9, 2013

Billy Joel has surgery for double hip replacement

Singer is 'recovering well' after operation

  • Nov 25, 2010

Billy Joel drummer royalties case settled

Lawsuit settled amicably in Manhattan

  • Apr 22, 2010

Billy Joel gets political on new song

'Christmas In Fallujah' is inspired by soldiers in Iraq

  • Dec 7, 2007

Billy Joel to release first pop single in 14 years

'All My Life' comes out next month

  • Jan 31, 2007

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